Dressing like a Deacon
Sunday was Eli’s birthday. He was four years old.
In four more years, you will be baptized.
And four years after that, you will be a deacon and you will be able to pass the sacrament.
Later, Mom helped Eli change from his pajamas into his church clothes.
Do deacons wear superhero pants to church?
No. Deacons wear nice pants.
Do deacons wear superhero shirts to church?
No. Deacons wear white shirts and ties.
I want to wear a white shirt and nice pants. I want to dress like a deacon.
Mom helped Eli put on his nice pants, a white shirt, and a tie.
At church, Eli folded his arms as he watched the deacons pass the sacrament.
When a deacon brought Eli the sacrament, Eli took a piece of bread and then handed the tray to Mom.
Mom smiled at Eli. He was happy to help. He couldn’t wait until he could be a deacon.
Eli wants to dress like a deacon. Help him find the things in his room that will help him dress like a deacon.
Illustration by Simini Blocker
Nephi and Lehi in Prison
Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley
Nephi and Lehi were missionaries who taught the gospel to Nephites and Lamanites. Nephi and Lehi baptized many people. Some Lamanites did not like Nephi and Lehi. Some Lamanites put Nephi and Lehi in prison. They did not have food for many days. Some Lamanites wanted to hurt Nephi and Lehi, but a circle of fire protected Nephi and Lehi. The prison began to shake. A dark cloud came over the prison. The Lamanites were afraid. A voice told the Lamanites to repent and to not hurt Nephi and Lehi. The faces of Nephi and Lehi shone in the darkness. They were talking to angels. The Lamanites prayed and repented, and the dark cloud disappeared. The Lamanites looked up and saw angels. These Lamanites were happy. Some Lamanites went with Nephi and Lehi to help teach the gospel to other Nephites and Lamanites.